Wavelength-agnostic WDM-PON system

C. Wagner, M. Eiselt, S. Zou, M. Lawin, B. Teipen, K. Grobe, J. J.Vegas Olmos, I. Tafur Monroy

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Next-generation WDM-PON solutions for metro and access systems will take advantage of remotely controlled wavelength-tunable ONUs to keep system costs as low as possible. For such a purpose, each ONU signal can be labeled by a pilot tone modulated onto the optical data stream. We report on the standardization status of this low-cost system in the new ITU-T G.metro draft recommendation, in the context of autonomous tuning. We also discuss some low-effort implementations of the pilot-tone labels and investigate the impact of these labels on the transmission channels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1467-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1468-2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2016) - University of Trento, Trento, Italy
Duration: 10 Jul 201614 Jul 2016
Conference number: 18


Conference18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2016)
Abbreviated titleICTOM2016
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  • fiber optics communications
  • metro access
  • pilot tones


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